Dr. Laszlo Kish, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected to receive the honorary doctorate title from the University of Szeged in Hungary.
Kish will have the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa” conferred upon him during a November ceremony at the University of Szeged for his “outstanding research work and achievements, as well as the impressive range of cooperation activities accomplished jointly with colleagues in favor of the university.”
Kish directs the Fluctuation and Noise Exploitation Laboratory in the department and also is a researcher in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), an engineering research agency of the State of Texas and a member of The Texas A&M University System. TEES administers Kish's research.
Kish received his doctoral degree in solid state physics from the University of Szeged in 1984. His general research interests include the study of laws, limits and applications of electronic noise processes for sensing, communication and information processing. Such applications are fluctuation-enhanced sensing, unconditionally secure communications, zero-signal-power communications, and noise-based logic.
Honors include receiving the Doctor Honoris Causa title from Uppsala University in Sweden in 2011, the 2001 Benzelius Prize of the Royal Society of Science of Sweden and the Doctor of Science (Physics) title from the Hungarian Academy of Science in 2001.
The University of Szeged was established in 1581. It is famous for the discovery of vitamin C, for which Albert Szent-Gyorgyi received the Nobel Prize in 1937. The famous mathematicians F. Riesz, A. Haar and L. Fejer (whose results are used considerably in engineering today) also worked at the University of Szeged.